The Best Place to Start in the Writing Process 

 July 1, 2021

Every author’s writing process is different. You probably already have a system in place.

Maybe you start with an outline or just work on your first draft and invent the story as you go. Maybe you combine the two.

Maybe you start from the beginning or maybe you move backwards from the end.

Sometimes, as authors, we put pressure on ourselves to write a particular way. We hear Stephen King and J.K. Rowling talk about the way they like to write and suddenly think that, if we don’t write like that, then we’re not real writers.

But that’s not true.

In reality, the best place to start in the writing process is at whatever part of the story you’re excited to write.

If you have the ending all mapped out, then start there.

If the first sentence inspires you to keep moving, then write it.

If there’s a scene in the middle that you’re itching to put on paper, go for it!

Everyone writes differently and that’s okay. Even if your writing style seems confusing to others, you’re still a great writer.

Don’t give up on your dreams just because you’re doing it different from everyone else. At the end of the day, those who stand out from the crowd by being themselves are the happiest and most successful authors.

If you’re a planner like me, I encourage you to click HERE to receive my Children’s Book Blueprint, the resource I use to start ALL of my best-selling and award-winning titles.

But remember, if your process looks different from mine, that’s 100% okay. You’re still an amazing writer!

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